About us

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About us2017-09-01T14:27:47+00:00

Opendoor Homes is a subsidiary of Barnet Homes and was gained Registered Provider status from the Homes and Communities Agency in 2016. Opendoor will be developing 320 new homes in the borough. It strengthens The Group’s housing management foundations.

Download our 2016-17 Development Yearbook here.

Latest developments

Construction begins on our first sites in Spring 2017.

Click here to view our sites and keep up to date on progress made so far.

Our board

Sharon Slotnick (Chair)

Sharon has worked in government in a specialised Crime unit since 2003.  Sharon also sits as a London Magistrate in both Magistrate and Crown Courts. Prior to this Sharon was Deputy Director of New York University (NYU) in London.  Sharon’s US professional history includes the development of a national anti-violence  youth Corp under “AmeriCorps” in partnership with The White House and numerous US Higher Education institutions.

Sharon has a university and law degree and was selected as a public interest Fellow at Harvard Law School.  She is also an ACAS trained and accredited in-house employment mediator and holds a youth mediation accreditation (US). Sharon has served as Chair and President for various groups in New York City and London including Barnet Homes where she helped to set up and Chair the Performance Advisory Group (PAG).

Surjit Dhande (Vice Chair)

Surjit is a professionally qualified FCCA accountant with extensive CFO experience in finance and treasury. He has worked for some of the largest housing providers in London, including G15, and is currently working as Group Financial Director for a Cambridge Housing Society Group. He has a strong background in development finance, business planning, business mergers & integrations and start-ups. Having started his career in the public practice, Surjit has built over ten years executive level experience in the regulated housing sector. In addition to the finance and treasury Surjit’s remit includes organisation performance management, governance, value for money and risk management.

Jeff Baker

Jeff has worked in housing management and development for over 40 years and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing. He was formerly Managing Director of a large housing association and Chair of the Tenant Participation Advisory Service, and has held senior/executive positions in several other housing associations and local authorities. He is Chair of Providence Row Housing Association in Tower Hamlets.

Julie Jones

Julie Jones has a background in local government and social services.  She was the statutory Director of Social Services for Westminster City Council for 11 years and as Deputy Chief Executive had responsibility for strategic housing services including homelessness and rough sleeping. She was lead Chief Officer for health and sat on the local Primary Care Trust. Since retiring she has served as Vice Chair of Council for the Institute of Education and is currently a Non-Executive Director for a housing and care provider based in London where she chairs their Customer Services Committee . In 2003 she was awarded an OBE for services to social care in London and in 2005 was elected President of the Association of Directors of Social Services. From 2007 -2012 she was Chief Executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence and was awarded a CBE in 2009. She has lived with her family in Barnet for over 40 years.

Terry Rogers OBE

Terry Rogers OBE is chair of The Barnet Group. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing with over 40 years’ experience of public sector housing. Before taking early retirement, he was Director of Community Services for the City of London Corporation, which included looking after the Corporation’s housing stock in seven London boroughs. He also led a multi-disciplinary group to reduce homelessness in London, for which he was awarded an OBE. He is Vice Chair and trustee of the Help the Homeless charity, a grant-giving body helping small homeless organisations.

Jack Stephen

Jack has worked for the past 35 years as an executive and non executive board member of commercial, banking and social housing organisations. He is also one of three people responsible for setting up the FIZZYLIVING private rental group and sourcing overseas capital investment. Jack worked at Thames Valley Housing Association as their Finance Director for 21 years up until retiring in June 2015. In his private life he has been committed to helping his community, having chaired the governors of a secondary school for 10 years, in the process taking it through the rebuild of the entire school, and chairing a homelessness charity for the past 6 years.